Travel Notes: Paris, France [2017]

Paris, France with 1 day stopovers in Lisbon and Porto Monday, 03 July – Day 1:Β  The rush to get shit done, the sad goodbyes to the pups, and then the wait. Travelling always seem so surreal to me. My younger self would never believe that I’ve had the opportunity to travel as much as…

Travel Notes: Lisbon & Algarve, Portugal [2016]

This trip, spur of the moment, very little planning and was done on a chance spurred on by Skyscanner deals and in celebration of getting my Portuguese Passport.   DAY 1: SATURDAY We flew TAAG airlines via Angola on Friday and landed in Lisbon on Saturday morning early. In transit via Angola is one disorganized…

Travel Notes: Bavaria & Heidelberg, Germany [2015]

Only In Germany Long ass flights but probably the fanciest planes we’ve ever been on. Qatar had self-adjusting windows which darkened during the day, pretty awesome food and a huge selection of movies and series to watch. Figuring out the trains was fairly easy, busses are a little more complex but you eventually come right…

Travel Notes: Zanzibar 2.0 [2014]

The one trip that I did not keep a travel log for. I do remember it being a spur of the moment, deal of a lifetime trip with an all-inclusive 7 night stay the Dream of Zanzibar resort in December 2014. And a few moments that of course stuck with me although I cannot remember…

Travel Notes: Egypt [2013]

Friday & Saturday: 8 & 9 Feb 2013 After flying to Jhb on Thursday evening and spending the day with Bryan’s mom on Friday, we caught our flight to Cairo late on Friday eve from OR Tambo. We booked in asking for seats next to each other, but were very confused when it said “H”…

Travel Notes: Brussels, Belgium & Amsterdam, Netherlands [2012]

Day 1: Saturday, 16 June 2012 – Travel and Brussels We had a connecting flight from Amsterdam to Brussels) and as we landed in Amsterdam, I noted that it’s very flat. No mountains, but loads of canals. The flight to Brussels rattled my nerves even more as the weather was crap and the plane small….

Travel Notes: Zanzibar [2011]

7 Feb 2011. Day before we left. After recovering from the party we had after the wedding at Banned (yes we actually went to a pub that evening and got motherless with our friends), it was time to start packing for Zanzibar. We flew to JHB and just my luck, we landed in a massive…

Heavy Metal Travel Notes: Summerbreeze Open Air, Germany [2015]

  Our trip to Summer Breeze Open Air started on Wednesday morning lugging our bags around in the heat, changing trains and stalking fellow metalheads to ensure we’re on the right route. We specifically went on this mission to see the Teutonic Thrash Four. The Germans really take their festivals serious. The queue for the…

Heavy Metal Travel Notes: Graspop Metal Meeting, Belgium [2012]

The early bird caught the worm and we left for Dessel with a hollow feeling in our stomachs as the weather forecast was storms, strong winds and rain. But as we were driving, we only noticed high level cloud and humid conditions. We got there at about 2pm, parked and did the trek to the…